Thursday, July 21, 2011


I was thinking about posting about some health issues because health issues are on my mind, but that's not fun. Strange (and sometimes not so strange) health issues tend to be a cross our family has to bear. I'm glad I'm not superstitious (knock on wood--hahah) because often when I write about health issues, they tend to blow up right before my eyes. SOOO... I'm not writing about health issues, if you want to pray for us though that would be great!

I am going to write about the books we are reading and listening too. I think I am the biggest fan of audio books in the whole world. I love them so much! Audio books are truly a multi-taskers best friend. Don't think I 'm just talking about getting stuff done like housework either. They are also amazing for doing 1000 piece puzzles like the one that is taking up residence on our dining room table right now. Not to mention the car thing! Mike and I have currently traded cars and I now have the one with a 6 CD changer (and temorary XM satellite radio). For years I drove the other vehicle, the one in which 1 year old Jake inserted coins into the CD player. I'm making up for lost time by having a CD player now! Madi and I had appointments an hour away yesterday and we had a few minutes to browse in a library first. This is a library from the neighboring county, one that I have a card for too. I am a glutton in the library. Sometimes I think it's worse than chocolate. Sometimes I think I spend more time just aquiring library books and CDs than I actually do reading or listening to them. Yesterday I checked out Gossamer by Lois Lowry. She is the author of one of my favorite books of all time. So I'm waiting for Madi to be ready to listen some more (while I work on the puzzle). Jake and I are currently listening to Henry Huggins. We are listening in English, I think that link was in Spanish. Jake is also listening to Harry Potter 4, I can't say enough about how Jim Dale is the best audio book reader ever (well, and Jim Weiss). He is also listening to all ove the A to Z Mysteries all over again (no link this time, getting lazy). Meanwhile Jake is reading this.. Together we are reading Farmer Boy. I'm also still trying to read every good picture book that's out there (perhaps a tad too lofty of a goal) before he gets too old. The current library picks are The Hickory Chair and The Hatmaker's Sign. I remember reading these with Jonathan and Madi, but they are even better than I remembered. I am reading The Penderwicks. I'm not sure how I missed this before now. I'm on the second one right now and should be on the third by tomorrow. Madi is reading this series and loving it as much as I did. We also both read Three Willows this summer and loved that too. A few weeks ago I read the book about the original sisterhood ten years later. It was a very good book, but it didn't go the way I would've written it. Now I'm patiently waiting for other people to read it because it definitely needs to be discussed. Another book that I read this summer that needs to be discussed is ROOM, I LOOOVVVED it!! Jonathan, the light master, is reading scripts, that is when he's not making movies. I've got a huge backlog of library books checked out and on hold, so


1 comment:

ann marie said...

I'm waiting for the continuation. ;) I like seeing what other people are reading.